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Miguel A Quinteros
Number of games in database: 835
Years covered: 1966 to 1997
Last FIDE rating: 2422
Highest rating achieved in database: 2555

Overall record: +317 -247 =266 (54.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 5 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (47) 
    A14 A15 A10 A17 A13
 King's Indian (43) 
    E62 E60 E73 E63 E80
 Reti System (37) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Sicilian (30) 
    B89 B41 B96 B42 B80
 English, 1 c4 c5 (28) 
    A30 A34 A36 A32 A31
 English, 1 c4 e5 (26) 
    A22 A29 A25 A21 A20
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (172) 
    B92 B97 B93 B90 B27
 Sicilian Najdorf (79) 
    B92 B97 B93 B90 B96
 King's Indian (67) 
    E92 E62 E66 E97 E80
 Modern Benoni (34) 
    A56 A65 A64 A79 A77
 Queen's Pawn Game (26) 
    A46 A40 A45 A41 E10
 Pirc (20) 
    B08 B07 B09
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Quinteros vs R Henley, 1976 1-0
   Quinteros vs V Tukmakov, 1973 1-0
   Quinteros vs E Torre, 1973 1-0
   Gligoric vs Quinteros, 1982 0-1
   Quinteros vs Kasparov, 1982 1/2-1/2
   Tal vs Quinteros, 1982 1/2-1/2
   Quinteros vs Browne, 1975 1/2-1/2
   Matulovic vs Quinteros, 1974 0-1
   Quinteros vs J Sunye Neto, 1990 1-0
   Polugaevsky vs Quinteros, 1985 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)
   Lone Pine (1975)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   Buenos Aires (Konex) (1979)
   Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1979)
   Buenos Aires (1970)
   Manila (1973)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Mar del Plata (1982)
   Biel Interzonal (1985)
   Manila Interzonal (1976)
   Lone Pine (1980)
   Lone Pine (1977)
   Lone Pine (1979)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Games from Argentina by Gottschalk
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1974 by suenteus po 147
   Manila 1973 by Tabanus
   Buenos Aires (Clarin) 1979 by Tabanus
   Buenos Aires (Konex) 1979 by Tabanus
   1st Burroughs Computers Grandmasters Tt by Benzol

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(born Dec-28-1947, 69 years old) Argentina

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Miguel Angel Quinteros was born in Buenos Aires. He was awarded the IM title in 1970 and the GM title in 1973, and has been Argentine champion in 1966 and 1980. Two times South American champion (the two zonals). In tournaments he was 2nd= at Portoroz 1973, 1st= at Torremolinos 1973, 1st at Lanzarote 1974, 2nd at Lone Pine 1976, 2nd= at London 1977, 1st at Wellington 1978 (See Game Collection: 1st Burroughs Computers Grandmasters Tt), 1st at Moron zt 1982, 2nd at New York 1983, 1st at Netanya 1983, 1st at Corrientes zt 1985, and 3rd= at Baden-Baden 1985. From 1970 to 1984 he also played on a number of Argentine Olympiad teams.

He was to meet with Fischer in Yugoslavia under the embargo therefore was excluded from international tournaments organized by FIDE.

Wikipedia article: Miguel Quinteros

 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 835  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Quinteros vs J A Rubinetti  1-041 1966 ARG-chE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
2. J M Garcia vs Quinteros  0-134 1966 ARG-chA15 English
3. Quinteros vs L Bronstein  1-049 1966 ARG-chE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
4. Quinteros vs L Chemes  1-026 1966 ARG-chD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. J Behrensen vs Quinteros  0-158 1966 ARG-chA53 Old Indian
6. E Figueroa vs Quinteros  1-031 1966 ARG-chB24 Sicilian, Closed
7. Quinteros vs O Bazan  ½-½31 1966 ARG-chA36 English
8. Quinteros vs O Molteni  1-050 1966 ARG-chA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
9. H Garcia vs Quinteros  0-132 1966 ARG-chE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
10. R Garcia vs Quinteros  ½-½79 1966 ARG-chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
11. Quinteros vs M Pugach  1-041 1966 ARG-chA53 Old Indian
12. Pelikan vs Quinteros  1-036 1966 ARG-chE77 King's Indian
13. Quinteros vs J Haddad  1-023 1967 ARG-ch qualE73 King's Indian
14. Quinteros vs J Bibiloni  1-046 1967 ARG-ch qualA10 English
15. F Benko vs Quinteros  1-086 1967 Mar del Plata opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. Quinteros vs V Brond  ½-½67 1967 Mar del Plata opA56 Benoni Defense
17. Quinteros vs J Palermo  0-131 1967 ARG-ch qualC39 King's Gambit Accepted
18. J Hase vs Quinteros  1-052 1967 ARG-ch qualB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
19. Quinteros vs E G Grane  1-060 1967 Mar del Plata opA15 English
20. G Gonzalez vs Quinteros  ½-½39 1967 Mar del Plata opB20 Sicilian
21. Quinteros vs M Schatzle  1-045 1967 ARG-ch qualA22 English
22. V Brond vs Quinteros  1-040 1967 ARG-ch qualA53 Old Indian
23. Quinteros vs R Rollansky  1-024 1967 Mar del Plata opD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
24. L Szlos vs Quinteros 0-120 1967 ARG-ch qualA02 Bird's Opening
25. C Merlo vs Quinteros  0-157 1967 Mar del Plata opB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 835  PGN Download
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  Caissanist: It was Topalov who called Quinteros the #1 ladies man ("but he is not so successful as a chess player").
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  GrahamClayton: <Benzol>I believe his wife was a former Miss Argentina

According to an article in the "Australian Women's Weekly", dated 24 May 1978, Quinteros's wife was Benje, who was crowned "Miss Phillipines, Maid of Cotton" in 1975.

Here is the full text of the article:

"There are only 40 chess grandmasters in the world. Miguel Quinteros is one, but he looks more like a showbiz star.

The 29-year-old Argentinian is the first chess grandmaster to visit Australia. He is here with his wife, Benjie, who was "Miss Philippines, Maid of Cotton" in 1975, to help publicise the chess Olympics due to be held in Argentina in October.

Ten Australians, including four women, will play in the olympics. "Your players are all young, and chess at top competition level is definitely a game for the young," said Miguel.

"lt's easy to think it is only mentally demanding, but it has been calculated that one game of championship chess burns up as much physical energy as three sets of tennis."

Miguel studies chess up to eight hours every day. He spends almost as long making sure he is physically fit to stand up to top match pressures, but he does not find that too difficult - he was once a professional soccer player.

"As a grandmaster I can earn up to $40,000 a year and get to see plenty of the world. If I had remained a soccer player it's unlikely I would ever have left Argentina - and then I wouldn't have met my wife (at a chess match in the Philippines).

"Almost anyone can become a chess champion," Miguel added. "People think you need a special sort of brain."

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  wordfunph: from Michael de la Maza's book Rapid Chess Improvement, page 24..

<You must now that if you refuse to study tactics then, to quote GM Miguel Quinteros, you are 'doomed to remain weak' and are 'well advised to take up something else, like knitting.'>


Mar-17-14  Yopo: He was to meet with Fischer in Yugoslavia under the embargo therefore was excluded from international tournaments organized by FIDE. Playng chess in the Web, it has become one of the best players in the ICC
May-24-14  Rookiepawn: I like the gesture on the photo, is very typical of an Argentinean guy. It comes from our Italian heritage.

Though Quinteros surname is of Spanish origin, Argentinians received a lot of Italian slang and culture from immigration. Thus, though Argentineans speak Spanish, accent and body language have a strong Italian resemblance, especially in Buenos Aires.

The pic is an example: that mischievous look, hand with fingers gathered together, bent head and eyebrows up tells you this guy is unmistakeably a porteño (from Buenos Aires city).

On the board, a fighter, a Sicilian beast... and maybe with a little bit of bad luck, to round up a complete "Argento" profile ¡Grande Miguel Angel, aguante maestro!

May-25-14  RedShield: <I like the gesture on the photo, is very typical of an Argentinean guy.>

Arms raised in surrender?

<It comes from our Italian heritage.>

I was right.

May-25-14  Rookiepawn: <Arms raised in surrender?>

I think something like that happened in Viet Nam.

May-25-14  john barleycorn: he is more in that "allora" pose.
May-25-14  Rookiepawn: And btw <PinkLid>, I consider myself a citizen of the world. So you can waste yourself slandering the Argentineans, that won't work. Unlike you I don't need the psychological support of clinging to a pathetic collective identity.

See? You're a collectivist. 

May-25-14  RedShield: When you decided to abandon Argentina, what was it that attracted you to Denmark, in preference to, say, Uganda or Papua New Guinea or Cambodia? Maybe you're just a citizen of part of the world.
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  perfidious: <RedShield: When you decided to abandon Argentina, what was it that attracted you to Denmark, in preference to, say, Uganda or Papua New Guinea or Cambodia? Maybe you're just a citizen of part of the world.>

The gift that keeps on giving: at every turn, this poster proves himself a chode.

May-25-14  Rookiepawn: <PinkLid> Cambodia is a wonderful place, I was there for quite a while. Beautiful country ruined by someone named Pol Pot. A guy very much like you, unfortunately much more intelligent.
May-25-14  RedShield: How long were you there? Why did you leave? Why did you settle in Denmark, <MrWorldCitizen>?
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  perfidious: We may count ourselves fortunate that the poster in question is far less powerful, though his overt bigotry is bad enough.
May-25-14  Rookiepawn: Hey, is this poor guy always that basic? <perfidious> you seem to know <PinkLid> from a while, does he ever comes up with anything clever? A thinking day?

I must admit I have the uncomfortable feeling of ridiculing a ten-years old kid. Lacks all luster.

May-25-14  RedShield: This is not interesting. The racist Argie's hoisted the white flag again.
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  Jim Bartle: <redshield> Once again playing referee in his own game. His judgment reminds me of the referees in South Korea's games in the 2002 World Cup.
May-25-14  RedShield: To paraphrase a U2 lyric, I'm dangerous because I'm honest. Because, after all, the very last thing white liberals want is a honest discussion on race, i.e., one in which they can't control the terms. Nobody controls <RedShield>, not even me. Sorry, people, but you're stuck with me.
May-25-14  Rookiepawn: No, seriously. I think (hope) he's a kid. He just repeats your last concept in that imitative childish manner that makes an adult look a little bit retarded. And always declares himself "winner" because you know, kids need to "win" to gain self-confidence. If this is an adult, then I really feel sorry for him.

Yes, yes, you win. You won all. Nobody can beat you. Now clean the drool on your chin.

May-25-14  RedShield: <When you decided to abandon Argentina, what was it that attracted you to Denmark, in preference to, say, Uganda or Papua New Guinea or Cambodia? Maybe you're just a citizen of part of the world.>

Still no answers, <MrWorldCitizen>!

May-25-14  Rookiepawn: <PinkLid> but... Who told you I owe you any answers, poor guy? You ask irrelevant personal questions and state that if not answered then "you win". It's so cheap and naïve I really hope you have some time to improve.

Haven't you ever wondered the millions of reasons a person can have to travel and live in different places? Is your brain so basic as to think people travel for the only reason of finding a job? Never crossed your mind that there are persons that don't need a job? Or whose job makes them travel to places they simply don't choose? Or persons that travel not to gain anything else than culture and pleasure? Or persons that travel not for themselves but to help others?

You are incredibly limited, and pretend that others have to explain their lives to you as if a single isolated case meant something. You call that honesty?

As a case, you are very interesting. Never in my life I crossed someone as freakishly ignorant, even on the web, what is a lot to say.

I hope you are a poor kid. As an adult human being you are a serious intellectual failure.

Nov-05-15  epistle: It was probably the inspiration for the song Don't Cry for Me Argentina.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Miguel Quinteros.
Dec-28-16  theodor: Abrazos de Bulgaria y buena salud!
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  ColeTrane: Excluded by fide...? Que clase de wuevada.....?
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